Recreation & Region – Summer events

Cultural and
sporting events.
A first-class
mountain summer.

Would you like to listen to outstanding music in the open air or cheer along at a first-class tennis event? Enjoy the variety of cultural and sporting highlights in Gstaad and the region. An ideal change to the tranquillity in the mountains and long hikes.

    India comes to Gstaad, Bollywood to the Gstaad Palace

    Originally from Delhi, Ravi Bajaj has lived in Manchester since 1997. He used to cook for the guests of the world-famous Taj Hotel in Mumbai, now he is head chef in his own enterprise: With his innovative DILLI concept, he caused quite a stir in the Indian restaurant scene of Britain. For the past five years, Ravi Bajaj has been guest chef at the Gstaad Palace. While here, he usually offers three or four of his classic dishes, such as the tandoori chicken with its vibrant red colour that stems from saffron.

    Ravi’s recipes have style. His classics come with a certain twist, a trace lighter, a trace more playful. Together with head chef Franz W. Faeh he offers Palace guests a delightfully exciting menu at our Grand Restaurant during the entire summer season – a treat for eyes and taste buds alike.

    «Montreux Jazz Festival» from 28 June to 13 July 2019

    Montreux

    On the waterfront of Lake Geneva, from 28 June to 13 July 2019, the Montreux Jazz Festival will be taking place for what will be the 53rd time. With more than 250,000 visitors, it is one of the most important festivals in Europe. Top acts this year include Elton John, Rita Ora and Sting, among others. Which concerts would you like to attend? We will be happy to book tickets for our guests!

    «Sunday Brunch» every Sunday in July and August

    Gstaad Palace

    Time to enjoy: Every Sunday in July and August, we offer you a delicious brunch with a big buffet and delicious grilled specialities. On our cosy terrace, with a view of the Alps, we will pamper your palate – and your ears too, because there will be live traditional Swiss music. We will also be seeing to the well-being and entertainment of our youngest little guests. Please make a reservation in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel on +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    «Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – Gstaad Major 2019» from 9 to 14 July 2019

    Gstaad

    The world’s best volleyball teams are showing off their skills for the 20th time in the middle of Gstaad. Enjoy the unique beach mood in the middle of the Swiss Alps from 9 to 14 July 2019 at the “Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series”. Exciting matches and hot rhythms await you!

    «63rd Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy» from 18 July to 6 September 2019

    Gstaad

    You get to hear the great names on the classical music scene at the 63rd Gstaad Menuhin Festival. The 2019 festival is presenting a pleasant symbiosis of art, humankind and history under the motto “Paris”. Are you curious? You can purchase tickets for this from 1 February.

    «J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad» from 20 to 28 July 2019

    Gstaad

    The J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad is the most famous clay court tournament in Switzerland. Tennis’ elite has been battling to win the tournament in Gstaad since 1915. Be there at this first-class event to!

    Season opening and "White Night Party" on 26 July 2019

    You do not need to get married to wear a white dress and have a wild celebration. Simply come to the “White Night Party” at our legendary nightclub GreenGo on Friday 26 July 2019. The dress-code for ladies and gentlemen: white. You can take to the floor from 23.00, with free admission.

    «Swiss National Day» on 1 August 2019

    Gstaad Palace

    Celebrate Swiss National Day with us. The Scherz family invites you to an aperitif on Thursday 1 August from 19.30. In addition, traditional Swiss music will be playing. Afterwards there will be delicious Swiss and international specialities at the buffet. The spectacular firework display is another highlight. Then finish the evening in our lobby bar and in the nightclub GreenGo.

    SOW - Swiss Orienteering Week 2019

    Gstaad

    The Swiss Orienteering Week is an international multi-day orienteering event that combines holidays with sport and a pinch of adventure.

    During the week about 3,000 orienteers will be competing in 52 different categories. Participants from over 30 nations will combine their sporting demands with holidays on both sides of the language border. Further information here.

    «Polo Gold Cup» from 22 to 25 August 2019

    Gstaad

    The international Polo Gold Cup Tournament in Gstaad is a real crowd puller: the “royal” game impresses time and time again year after year with top players. Follow the tough battles for coveted world ranking points from 22 to 25 August 2019.

    «Gstaad Palace Challenge» from 30 August to 1 September 2019

    Fantastic cars, breathtaking views and challenging roads: the Gstaad Palace Challenge is the ambitious weekend rally for fans of sophisticated car culture. Taking place for the fourth time this year, the starting places are exclusive and limited - sign up today!

    «Gstaad Züglete» on 31 August 2019

    Gstaad

    On Saturday 31 August 2019, you can experience an authentic Swiss “Züglete” procession in Gstaad. Farmers and cattle come from the alp and – after a few hours of walking – enter the promenade of Gstaad. You can also expect market stands, presentations and tastings, and there is a lot for the children to discover too! Don’t miss this authentic event. Incidentally, the Gstaad Züglete takes place whatever the weather conditions.

    «Der Bergkönig - Vintage Cycling Festival» from 6 to 8 September 2019

    Gstaad

    Be there, at Switzerland’s third Vintage Cycling Festival! Only classic bicycles built in or before 1986 are allowed. Their riders will face the legendary challenge of Swiss mountain roads. Here you can experience not only exciting races and gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps, but also a colourful market for everything to do with classic bikes in the village centre of Gstaad. Have fun!

    «Country Night Gstaad» from 20 to 21 September 2019

    Gstaad

    Do you love country music? Then you should come to us from 20 to 21 September 2019! This year, Rosanne Cash, Joe Nichols, Asleep at the Wheel and Ashley McBryde will be appearing at Country Night Gstaad. Do you want to be there at Europe’s leading country event? We will be very happy to book tickets for our guests!

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the winter then there is also a broad selection of events.

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